Pandemic offers perfect opportunity for Ontario to kick its addiction to gambling proceeds

Ottawa Citizen

The extended shutdown of casinos because of COVID-19 has caused Ontario Lottery and Gaming revenue to plummet, writes Cardus researcher Johanna Wolfert in The Ottawa Citizen. That’s also given the provincial government a taste of what life is like without gambling revenue.

Was it a crisis? No. And this opens the conversation about how Ontario can reform gambling, putting it to work for the province’s low-income and marginalized families, not against them.